Taking a road trip down memory lane at Saffron Walden Motor Show

Motor Show on the Common

Motor Show on the Common - Credit: Archant

For the ninth consecutive year, the annual Saffron Walden Motor Show took place on the Saffron Walden Common on Sunday.

The vehicles on show included collections of Jaguars and Morris Minors, a fire engine displayed by the fire service, and a range of motorbikes.

There were also some restored military vehicles, serving as a taster for the Military Vehicle Show on the common on Sunday, September 11.

Visitors Andrea and Andrew Thompson said they were impressed by the “diverse range of cars”, and Andrew described how “the cars took him down memory lane.”

Vehicles on show ranged from an almost 100 year-old World War One Albion A10 truck, to contemporary motors, such as the electric BMW i8.

As only one of six Albion A10 trucks left in the world, the 1917 truck, used during the last year of the Great War, was a particularly awe-inspiring exhibit.

Other unusual, eye-catching automobiles included a miniature Land Rover, and a gleaming yellow, fully restored 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster New York Taxi Cab.

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The owner of the miniature Land Rover, Andrew Argent, said it had been built from scratch: “It was a Christmas present for my son, his grandad and I built it. It took us about three months to build and paint.” The event raises money for the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge.

Show organiser Roger Abbott said: “A massive thank you to the fire brigade, St John Ambulance, Newport Scouts, Walden Bikers and the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

“This event started with just 12 motors in 2007, so from 12 up to 600, we’re not doing too badly.”